Via the South China Morning Post: Guangdong confirms fourth case of H7N9 bird flu.
A 65-year-old mainland woman is in critical condition after being diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain, Guangdong health authorities said on Monday night.
The woman, a retiree from Jiangcheng district in Yangjiang city, was confirmed to be the fourth case of H7N9 in the province.
The case comes a day after the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong announced a case involving a 39-year-old Dongguan man, who is also in critical condition after being diagnosed with the potentially fatal bird flu strain.
Authorities said clinical experts had been sent to Yangjiang by the commission to provide medical guidance and conduct an epidemiological investigation.
A total of 142 human cases of H7N9 bird flu have been confirmed so far in China, including 51 cases in Zhejiang, 33 in Shanghai, 28 in Jiangsu and a handful of cases across Jiangxi, Fujian, Anhui, and Henan provinces.
Shandong, Hunan and Beijing have confirmed two cases H7N9 cases and a solitary case has been confirmed in Hebei.